Mexican Soup Recipe

I think I’m officially ready for Fall already because I’m finding myself craving soups, even if it is still 93 degrees outside. So I’ve mentioned before that I’m a huge fan of Mexican food… we eat it at least once a week. So now I’m combining two of my favorites in one savory dish…


mexican soup recipeINGREDIENTS:

  • (2) chicken breasts
  • 1 bag of Spanish ready rice
  • 1 can of corn, drained
  • 1 can of black beans, drained
  • 1 can of cheddar cheese soup
  • 1 can of Mexican stewed tomatoes
  • 1 small can of chopped green chilies
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 package of fajita seasoning

mexican soup ingredientsDIRECTIONS:
To make the shredded chicken, I usually put the chicken breasts in the crockpot for 4 hours with 1 cup of water and the fajita seasoning. Cook on high for 4 hours. Then it will easily shred into perfect pieces for the soup.

  1. mexican soup recipeTransfer the chicken to a large pot.
  2. Add in the corn, black beans, tomatoes, green chilies, 3 cups of water, and rice.
  3. Bring to a high boil, then let simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Add in the cheddar cheese soup and mix in.

mexican soup recipeAnd that’s it!

The longest part is waiting for the chicken to cook in the crock pot, but the rest of the recipe goes quite quickly! Great for a quick dinner to pull together after a long day at work, especially if you prepare the chicken the night before.

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Don’t forget to check out my other recipes.
Lots of easy dinner ideas for busy moms!

easy mexican soup recipe

Distressed White Dresser Makeover

If you saw my guest bedroom makeover last week, you may have spotted my new white distressed dresser. Except it isn’t new… it’s actually really old, just with a new coat of paint.

guest bedroom painted dresser wallHere’s what the dresser looked like before in our old house…

old dresser makeover chalk paintAnd here it is now in all of it’s white, chippy goodness.

distressed white chalk paint dresserI actually painted this piece right in the guest bedroom with Belle Craie chalk paint in Dover. I did a dry brush technique where I only get about 1-2 inches of the brush wet with paint. Then I lightly brush the paint over the dresser, using only one direction for the paint strokes. I did two coats with this technique giving it about 1 hour in between coats.

distressed painted white dresserOnce it was fully dried I used both a sanding wedge and fine grit sandpaper to distress.

sand chalk paint white dresserAnd after about 3 hours of work the dresser looks like this…

guest bedroom painted dresser wallYou really can’t go wrong with this dry brush technique which is why I’m a huge fan. I really need to do a better tutorial, but I was trying to get this done before our vacation last month.

distressed white dresser guest bedroom

white chalk paint dresser

distressed chalk paint white dresserI decided to keep the original hardware to save costs. I think it actually goes nicely with the yellow tones in the guest bedroom.

guest bedroom design idea

distressed white dresserAnd now this dresser that we’ve had since the 1980s has new life.

distressed white chalk paint dresser

before and after painted white dresser

Quite the before & after, right?
To see the full guest bedroom makeover, click here.

distressed dresser makeover